Saturday, August 30, 2014

#MySexySaturday What Do Lesbians Do In Bed?

I've been writing lesbian erotica for a while now. Since 2006 to be exact. What's that, eight years? Yeah, sounds about right.

I've amassed quite a few stories about quite a few lesbian sex practices (everything from super-sweet to super-kinky!), so I decided to put together a single-author anthology... mainly because the title popped into my head and I was like "hells yeaaaaah!"

I mean, honestly, "What Do Lesbians Do In Bed?"  That's a kick-ass title.

Anyhoo, it's My Sexy Saturday, so I've selected seven sentences from the new release. These come from a butch/femme bondage story:

She bound me to the cage with a series of cable ties—down one arm, down the other. She put them on over my silky blouse so I could feel their pressure against my wrist, my forearm, my elbow, but the plastic wasn’t biting into my skin. That was a nice touch. She bound my ankles to the cage as well, and when it occurred to me that I was trapped, my heart began to race.

“Thank you,” I said.

“I haven’t done anything yet.”

“You have no idea…”

Where can you buy this anthology (which you really really want to do right away because the introductory price is only $2.99)? All these places:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00N01STPO
Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00N01STPO
Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/469828
All Romance Ebooks: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-whatdolesbiansdoinbed21sapphicstories-1611070-166.html
Kobo: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-CA/ebook/what-do-lesbians-do-in-bed-21-sapphic-stories
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id912402943
BN: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/what-do-lesbians-do-in-bed-21-sapphic-stories-giselle-renarde/1120198147?ean=2940046257960&itm=1&usri=2940046257960
IN PRINT from CreateSpace: https://www.createspace.com/4968872

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Caged. Captured. Confined.: The Illicit Romance Reader’s Dark BDSM Collection

$0.99 Introductory Offer!

Caged. Captured. Confined.: The Illicit Romance Reader’s Dark BDSM Collection
by Alpha Dom, Angel Wild, Giselle Renarde, Lexi Wood

Until September 15th 2014 you can grab a copy of Caged. Captured. Confined.: The Illicit Romance Reader’s Dark BDSM Collection for only $0.99! I know it's not everyone's cup of tea, but if you like your BDSM with a heavy helping of kidnapping and uhhhh... that sort of stuff, this might just be the box set for you.
Enjoy three dark BDSM tales from established and up-and-coming erotica authors, plus a bonus story from Lexi Wood!

Ultimate power meets true submission in Giselle Renarde’s caging story “A Jealous God.” The fantasy of capture travels with Angel Wild on a journey that leads straight into the arms of “Dungeon Master.” Lastly, Alpha Dom treats the reader to a BDSM fantasy she won’t soon forget as he sweeps her off to a bondage hut deep in the woods. Still want more? Lexi Wood lightens the mood, turning the capture fantasy on its head in her hilarious bonus story.

You don’t want to miss this box set of dark romance BDSM shorts. It’s the perfect compilation for a surreptitious escape when you’re not supposed to be reading. If you just can’t wait to indulge, don’t worry--your secret is safe with us!

Excerpt (from my contribution, A Jealous God):

Her cage was made of chicken wire, but escape never crossed her mind. If she left, where would she go? Better yet, why would she go? Eve sat each day in patient silence, waiting for Him to appear. She did not sleep while He was away, for fear of missing out on the thrill of His arrival.

The chicken wire cut her flesh if she held the same position for too long, so she tried not to move. Her knees were scarred red with pointed ovals like eyes without irises. Eve was blind to life beyond the chicken wire.

All day, she waited to hear His key enter the front lock. The door would open and then squeal shut, but Creator never entered her room right away. Her room was, of course, a faulty descriptor. It was not her room in any sense—it was merely the room which her cage occupied.

When He entered, she cast her eyes suitably downward. Offering neither greeting nor request, she waited for Him to make His demands.

“Foul beast of the earth.” His voice boomed as He caught sight of her piddle in the corner of her cage. “Go on the newspaper. What do you think it’s there for?” Eve cowered, but made no reply. On days when pain from the chicken wire made her faint, she liked to sit on the newspaper for relief. She couldn’t do that if it was soiled.

“A dog can be housetrained,” He spat. When she made no response, He commanded, “Lie down. Are you no better than a brute? Present yourself to me like a dog.”

Sinking to her hands and knees, Eve backed up against the cage. She raised her posterior high in the air to ensure her two holes would be aligned with the padded opening in the chicken wire. She could never be sure whether He might fuck her pussy or her ass, or her pussy and then her ass. But without any sense of self, Eve had no concept of preference. She existed solely for the enjoyment of her Creator.

Not much more to say but here are some places you can buy it:
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00N2WPHZG
Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00N2WPHZG
Amazon Canada: http://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00N2WPHZG
Amazon Australia: https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B00N2WPHZG
Amazon Germany: http://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B00N2WPHZG
Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/470748
All Romance Ebooks: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-cagedcapturedconfinedtheillicitromancereader039sdarkbdsmcollection-1606380-166.html

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Pre-Order "What Do Lesbians Do In Bed?" NOW! (This price won't last forever!)

You know you waaaaaaaant it!
My new single-author lesbian anthology comes out on Friday, but you can pre-order "What Do Lesbians Do In Bed?" NOW for only $2.99. That's a great price for a collection of 21 erotic shorts. So pre-order right now, before you forget: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00N01STPO

That is all.

Except here are more links...

Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00N01STPO
Amazon Canada: http://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00N01STPO
Amazon Australia: https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B00N01STPO
Amazon Germany: http://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B00N01STPO

Love you! G'night!
Giselle

Sunday, August 24, 2014

New Links for Giselle's Big Box of BDSM

Hello, World!

Just wanted to let you all know that Giselle's Big Box of BDSM is now available from two new retailers:

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id910048691

Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/giselles-big-box-of-bdsm-giselle-renarde/1120159969?ean=2940046273472&itm=1&usri=2940046273472

That's in addition to Amazon, CreateSpace, All Romance and a bunch of other retailers.  If you prefer your books in LARGE PRINT, I've got you covered there too: https://www.createspace.com/4949794

Giselle's Big Box of BDSM: Fifteen erotic tales of discipline, domination, spanking, submission, Alphas, Femdom, bondage and more by award-winning author Giselle Renarde. Giselle’s erotic fiction has appeared in over 100 anthologies, including prestigious collections like Best Bondage Erotica, Under Her Thumb, Serving Him and The Big Book of Bondage. Snap up every story in Giselle’s Best BDSM Erotica series at a value price!

Friday, August 22, 2014

#MySexySaturday Thieving Fairies (it's lesbian urban fantasy and it's funny!)

Happy Saturday! Hope you're having a sexy one.

If not, you might be interested in my new release, Thieving Fairies. It's a lesbian urban fantasy, urban fairy, urban paranormal... thing. Descriptive, right?

This week's My Sexy Saturday theme is what happens after the story is over. In a sense this whole adventure takes place AFTER the romance. After the honeymoon period, I should say.

Shelagh and Honoria are urban fairies who've been married long enough that they're getting on each other's nerves. It doesn't help that they're poor as fuck and living in a bachelor apartment.

Hopefully Shelagh and Honoria can find a path back to happiness, because at the start of the story they are faaaaar from it.

Here are the first 7 paragraphs of Thieving Fairies:

“When I married you,” Shelagh said, “you promised to feed me, clothe me, and pay the rent.”

Honoria let out a wry cackle. “You must have been at the wrong wedding, woman. I never promised any of that.” She raced through her best recollection of their vows, counting them off on her fingers. “Let’s see… I Honoria take you Shelagh to be my lawful wedded wife, to have, to hold, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness, in health, until death do us part. Where I come from, that means I may be skint but you’re stuck with me.”

Shelagh tightened the belt on her ratty fleece housecoat. Leaning back in the easy chair, she stared blankly at the TV. “My mother always said we were wrong for each other.”

“Yeah, because I’m not purebred like some people,” Honoria shot back. “Or rich, at the very least.” It wasn’t her fault she was a fairy mutt.

Shaking her head, Shelagh muttered, “Shoulda taken Mum’s advice.”

Picking up the jug from her TV tray, she poured milk over her big bowl of store brand Fruity-Oh’s. When she dug in with a soup spoon, the sound of her teeth smacking made Honoria shudder. Shelagh’s noisy eating habits made her nauseous.

Clearing junk mail out of the way, Honoria fell onto the ratty old couch. She tried to sit on her anger, but that only inflated it. “Do you have to chew so loudly? You sound like a troll.”

Here's where you can get your copy at the introductory price of $0.99:

Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00MSUXC8C
Amazon Canada: http://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00MSUXC8C
Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00MSUXC8C
Amazon Australia: https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B00MSUXC8C
Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/467908
All Romance Ebooks: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-thievingfairies-1602863-143.html

Because this guy's got his head up his ass...

...I'm going to re-post my National Aboriginal Day blog entry.

Wait, who's got what in whose ass?

Sorry. I'm getting ahead of myself. 

To make a long story short, I just heard on the radio that Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper is once again dismissing calls for a national inquiry into missing and murdered Aboriginal women.

According to Herr Harper, "We should not view this as a sociological phenomenon. We should view it as crime." source: CBC

WHAT? Uhhh... you know acts can multitask, right? They can be crimes AND sociological phenomena. Yes, at the same time! Imagine that!

Harper's adamant denial that there are systemic roots to violence against Aboriginal women in this country is just... I can't even... I have no words. It's just... no. No, I'm not going into it again. I already did in the post below, which is a lot less ranty than whatever I might spew if I let myself right now.

Here's my National Aboriginal Day post:

June 21st is National Aboriginal Day here in Canada. That's why I've chosen today to release my collection of explicit lesbian romance stories featuring Aboriginal characters.

"Don't You Savage Me" is now available for purchase and, best of all, I will be donating 100% of the royalties I earn to charitable organizations working for and with Aboriginal women in Canada.

What sparked the idea to put together a collection that exists solely for the purpose of raising money for Aboriginal women?

Well, if you live in Canada you might have heard about an RCMP report on missing and murdered Aboriginal women. It's a big-fucking-deal.
  • The RCMP say they worked with Statistics Canada and almost 300 policing agencies to produce the report, which found that aboriginal women account for 4.3 per cent of the overall Canadian female population yet account for 16 per cent of female homicides and 11.3 per cent of the cases of missing women.
  • Since 1980 the rate of women who are victims of homicide has trended down, except the rate for aboriginal women, which has increased, the report states.
  • Officials said there have been 1,181 police-recorded incidents of aboriginal homicides and unresolved missing women investigations over the past three decades — a much higher number than previously thought.
  • Source: CBC 

For those reading from outside Canada (and I realize a lot of my readers are not Canadian), your impression of this country might be shiny and bright.  We're all so NICE here in Canada, right? But this country, man, it's got its problems.  The United Nations has urged Canada to hold a national inquiry into missing and murdered women.  In fact, the UN has offered a lot of criticisms that have been largely ignored by the Canadian government.

Human rights concerns documented in UN Special Rapporteur's report on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples:

  • "distressing socio-economic conditions" and inadequate funding of health care, housing, education, welfare, and social services for Indigenous communities;
  • over-representation of Indigenous women and men in the prison system;
  • high rates of violence against Indigenous women and girls;
  • exclusion of Indigenous peoples from effective participation in decisions that affect their rights, particularly in respect to resource development;
  • and a federal discourse about taxes and the economy that places Indigenous peoples "outside, and in opposition to, 'Canadian' interests, rather than understanding indigenous people to be an integral aspect of those interests."
The Special Rapporteur also acknowledges historical patterns of "devastating human rights violations" including the residential school policy, which the Report notes "continues to cast a long shadow of despair on indigenous communities."
Source: Amnesty International Canada

That was a bit of a long preamble, wasn't it?  I didn't really plan that. Thanks for sticking around to find out about the anthology itself:

In “Don’t You Savage Me,” bestselling author of the Rainbow Award-winning novel The Red Satin Collection has bundled together six lesbian love stories featuring Indigenous characters.

There’s a little something for every taste, from the sticky-sweet romance between a cop and the girl next door in “Cuff Divers” to the intense heat of “Sugar Bush.” Rusidan learns about her girlfriend’s heritage in “Traditional Inuit Throat Singing” while Emma encounters a legend come to life in the historical romance “To Dream of Her True Love’s face.” A group of girls leave Jansey utterly exhausted in the charming bondage story “Knowing the Ropes.” Charm or no charm, Dina can’t resist rodeo rider Leslie Goosemoon in “Leslie Goosemoon Rides Again.”

All royalties earned by the author on sales of “Don’t You Savage Me” will be donated to charitable organizations allied with Indigenous women in Canada.

I have no preference where you purchase from. It's available from lots of retailers. I'm glad for every copy sold.  Every little bit helps. And if you're not in the position to purchase, tell your friends--especially those who enjoy lesbian erotic romance (it's not always the biggest seller, unfortunately):

Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00L5XLDZ2
Amazon Canada: http://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00L5XLDZ2
Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00L5XLDZ2
CreateSpace: https://www.createspace.com/4865936
Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/450362
All Romance Ebooks: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-don039tyousavagemeexplicitlesbianromancefeaturingaboriginalwomen-1555778-166.html
Coffee Time Romance: http://www.coffeetimeromance.com/BookStore/pubs_product_book_info/indie-authors-giselle-renarde-c-152_193/don-t-you-savage-me-d-12475

Me again. Just wanted to add that I've been overwhelmed by the number of copies of "Don't You Savage Me" you wonderful people have purchased. I've noticed a ton of readers from England buying this book, which is not at all what I expected when I released it, but what a happy surprise. Thank you for your support!
Hugs,
Giselle

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Take the Heat (Take it! It's yours!)

I thought I'd mentioned this book before, but I can't find the post and, anyway, I've got some new news about it.

The anthology is Take the Heat: A Criminal Romance Anthology and the news is that it's now available for pre-order at Amazon:  http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00MT7UD04

Can't beat that price, amirite?

My story is dark as fuck. I haven't read the others, but I'm guessing "dark" is a pretty consistent theme.

The ultimate bad boys, criminals capture our attention and awaken our darkest desires. Celebrate the illicit in this romantic suspense anthology, where handcuffs are used for more than play. These stories are shocking, sexy, and thought-provoking.

In New York Times Bestseller Skye Warren’s Magnolia Hotel, meet the heroine who pays her brother’s debt to a loan shark—who happens to be her childhood crush. Find out if the jury made the right decision in Acquitted by award-winning author Giselle Renarde. Explore a dark and sensual psychology with New York Times Bestseller Pam Godwin in Unlawful Seduction.

New York Times Bestseller Skye Warren – Magnolia Hotel
Cynthia Rayne – Captivated
New York Times Bestseller Pam Godwin – Unlawful Seduction
Sheri Savill – Slipknot
New York Times Bestseller Shoshanna Evers – This Might Hurt A Bit
Candy Quinn – The Bombshell
Tamsin Flowers – Playing with Fire
Elizabeth Coldwell – Disposing of Donnie
Audrey Lusk – Surprise Witness
Trent Evans – Last Day
Giselle Renarde – Acquitted

Ride the edge of desire and see if you can TAKE THE HEAT…

Pre-order now: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00MT7UD04

Saturday, August 16, 2014

#MySexySaturday Giselle's Big Box of BDSM

This week's My Sexy Saturday has a transportation theme, so I've chosen a 7-paragraph excerpt from my new box set Giselle's Big Box of BDSM that fits the bill. 

The story it's from is called "Naked in a Moving Vehicle" and it's about a couple who, after years of marriage, find they're no longer comfortable making out in the car. They can't get into it the way they did when they were young.

But don't worry... the husband can be surprisingly dominating when he wants his wife naked in a moving vehicle:

By the time we hit the road, the sun was setting and Seth asked, “Want to take the back roads home?”

I didn’t care either way.

The back roads were dark. The only lights around were the headlights from other cars, and those were few and far between. I bent forward to turn on the radio, and just as my hand met the knob, Seth’s hand strayed across my breast.

I sat up in my seat, on high alert.

Seth said, “Take off your bra.”

I said, “My bra?”

He said, “Take it off.”

Giselle's Big Box of BDSM contains all 15 erotic stories from the Best BDSM Erotica series. It just came out yesterday, August 15th... spooky! 15 BDSM stories, August 15th... okay, maybe not so spooky.  Anyway, find out more about my big box (ha!) or buy yourself a copy at the introductory price at...

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00MQIK7SO
Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00MQIK7SO
Amazon Canada: http://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00MQIK7SO
Amazon Australia: https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B00MQIK7SO
Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/467378
All Romance Ebooks: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-giselle039sbigboxofbdsm-1597791-166.html
F4A: http://www.a1adultebooks.com/ebooks/b7548-giselles-big-box-of-bdsm.htm
Coffee Time Romance: http://www.coffeetimeromance.com/BookStore/pubs_product_book_info/indie-authors-giselle-renarde-c-152_193/giselle-s-big-box-of-bdsm-p-12812

IN PRINT: http://www.amazon.com/Giselles-Big-Box-BDSM-Stories/dp/1500796190/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1408066279&sr=8-5
CreateSpace: https://www.createspace.com/4944800
Large Print Edition: https://www.createspace.com/4949794

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Black Widow by PJ Adams

Just sharing a book blurb because it's intriguing. Plus, I'm loving this cover:
Black Widow by PJ Adams
amazon.com - amazon.co.uk - B&N

Two years ago Eleanor Dryton lost her husband, her job and her friends.
She lost everything about her old life that ever mattered to her.
All she had left were her will and a burning desire for revenge.

Now, El has served her time for being an unknowing partner in her murdered husband's crimes. Her prison sentence has toughened her up and she's learned that she can be bad.

But when her search for revenge leads her to a man who takes bad to a completely different level just how far is she willing to go? If prison has hardened her, what effect will the man who killed her husband have? And does she even have any control over what happens next?

A dark and disturbing romantic thriller from the bestselling author of Winner Takes All and The Object Of His Desire.

--Author's Note--
This is a dark romance novel. It contains themes of violence and mature situations that could make readers uncomfortable.

Black Widow - a dark romance novel by PJ Adams
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MC1S76Y?tag=pollyjadams-20
http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00MC1S76Y?tag=pollyjadams-21
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/?ean=2940149639298

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Can't Get Enough of The Girl on Your Skin


Take a good look at that sun-in-the-sun cover for Tenille Brown's new erotic anthology "Can't Get Enough," published by Cleis Press: it's playful, it's colourful, it's sunny and bright... it's everything my contribution to the book is NOT.

My story, "The Girl on Your Skin," is dark (both thematically and... well, it takes place at night, in bed, alone, with no lights on) and it's angsty. Because that's the way I like my erotic fiction: dark and angsty. I wrote it while reading Tristan Taormino's "Opening Up: A Guide to Creating and Sustaining Open Relationships." At the time, I was thinking about the messiness of negotiating the boundaries of an open relationship. You can put rules in place that seem totally reasonable and rational, but then find that, when you put them into practice, they totally don't work.

In "The Girl on Your Skin," my lesbian couple learns that they need to fuck their own rules.

An excerpt from my dark and angsty tale:

Nesta and I made lots of rules when we opened up. She wrote them down in the back of her daybook, and we kept those pages pinned to the corkboard by her computer:

-Don’t bring dates home
-Don’t fall in love
-Don’t rave about how great the sex was
-Don’t come to bed smelling like another girl

The list went on, but I was hung up on that last point in particular. All night, I’d been tossing and turning in my sweat-soaked sheets. TV was boring. I went to bed with a book, but the book was boring too. Brought out my vibe. Didn’t do a damn thing. The room felt different when I was alone in it, when I knew Nesta was fucking someone else.

Waiting was killer. Lying alone in our bed, I waited to hear her key in the door, waited for the hinges to creak, for her to unzip those big boots and kick them off in the hallway. Even the sound of her breath, the shallow guilt as she tiptoed to the bathroom, flicked on the light, closed the door—it was all there, right in my ear. The squeal of the shower. I heard every step in the process like an echo as I waited for her Nesta to come home.

Hmm... I'd forgotten how much I love this story until I pulled that excerpt just now. It may not be sunny, but if you appreciate the emotional messiness of relationships when sex wins out over rules, you just might like it too.

Can't Get Enough hit the ground running. I'm just looking at the Amazon sales ranks and it's doing phenomenally well. If you want to contribute to its success by purchasing a copy, here's the link:

Monday, August 11, 2014

3 Cover Reveals in 1 Convenient Post!

What can you expect form Giselle Renarde Erotica in the near future?  Well, I'm posting this mostly so I'll force myself to stick to the release schedule I wrote on the back of a cereal box (don't ask...) but here are my "Coming Soon" titles for the rest of August:

Friday August 15th: Giselle's Big Box of BDSM
12 Erotic BDSM Shorts! Psst... the print version is already available...

Friday August 22nd : Thieving Fairies
A second edition, but if you've never read it, it's new to you!

Friday August 29th: What Do Lesbians Do In Bed?
Gotta say, I'm pretty proud of this cover... and the title!

Stay tuned to Donuts and Desires and follow me on Twitter @GiselleRenarde to keep up to date with this month's new releases!
Hugs,
Giselle

Friday, August 8, 2014

July's Bestsellers In Print

I almost forgot to post July's hit list! But don't worry--here it is: the top-selling Giselle Renarde erotica paperback in July took me by surprise, because it's hardly a new release. It's a bird! It's a plane! It's...

KINKSTERS!
12 Stories of Wild Group Sex, Bisexual Fun and Kinky Pleasures

5.25" x 8" (13.335 x 20.32 cm)
Black & White on White paper
242 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1495460258 ISBN-10: 1495460258 BISAC: Fiction / Erotica

Kinky couples are great, but nothing beats a big group of kinksters!

In this anthology by kinky queer author Giselle Renarde, a lesbian couple shares their anal fetish with an old friend while a sword collector pays five young men to fulfill her sex swing fantasy. Geeky grad students chase tornados and tail while an unapologetic cougar gets a good tongue-lashing. A gorgeous restaurant manager plots to take down her boss, only to discover he’s two steps ahead. There’s an all-girl waxing session, a vintage clothing enthusiast who hops into bed with her lover and his ex-boyfriend, and a bureaucrat whose male escorts happen to be angels. Six socialites switch partners for a Rainbow Night to remember, but not before an athletic team takes bondage to the next level. To top it all, a room full of lesbians lose it over a tattooed femme in Lesbukake.

Twelve sexy stories are ready and waiting. On your mark… get set… KINK!
 

And I'll offer a little shout-out to Lexi Wood, whose Weird and Wild Taboo Smut took second place. Obviously y'all want it on paper. Whoo!


Third place is a three-way tie between:






Thanks to everyone who's been buying my books in print. I love the idea of sitting on your shelf, I really do!

Giselle

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

A #FreeRead for you Voyeurs of my Family Life

Some of you lovely people really love my life. You love hearing about my life, I should say. I enjoy the nitty-gritty of other people's family lives, too, so I totally understand. That's why there's this:

Okay, so remember a couple weeks ago when I was out of town? "In the woods" I kept saying.  Well, I was on vacation with my mom and my siblings. Away from the internet, away from cell service, but also away from my girlfriend. Because nothing's ever complete until I've shared it with Sweet, I wrote letters home to her every day.

And when I got back I realized some of you voyeurs of my family life would probably be interested in reading them.

So I bundled them up, electronically, and published them as an odd little book called "A Week in the Woods with Family: Ramblings of an Author in Cottage Country." If my blog posts are never enough for you and you want to delve even deeper inside me (?) then this is the book for you.

Did I mention it's free?

Yeah, it is. But not for long. Now through Sunday, you can grab it for nothing at Amazon:

Amazon.com
Amazon Canada
Amazon Australia
Amazon UK

Don't delay! Read me today!

Here's the blurb (it's kind of weird trying to blurbify your summer vacation, but there it is):

What happens when five completely mature adults spend a week together at a cottage? No, it’s not the plot of a family comedy, dramedy, or reality show. It’s the situation you’ll see played out before your very eyes in “A Week in the Woods with Family.”

In this intimate portrait of real life events, celebrated author Giselle Renarde pens a fine series of letters home from the woods. Alternating between humorous, heart-wrenching, mundane, mouth-watering, board-gaming, wildlife-spotting and much more, these in-depth communications to her cat-minding sweetheart are part secret confession, part reflection on writing, part letter home from camp.

Join Giselle and her family in the woods as they take to the lake, run from friendly foxes and adjust to one another’s very special quirks. In cottage country, the dull moments are the ones to remember.

Get it from Amazon right now!

Friday, August 1, 2014

#MySexySaturday Wedding Heat: Saturday Night Sex Show

This week's theme is luuuurve over at My Sexy Saturday, so I've selected 7 sentences from Wedding Heat: Saturday Night Sex Show that I find romantic... which is kind of weird for a variety of reasons:

Firstly, the girls are *gasp* SMOKING, which is something I've never done in my entire life, but in this scene I find it sensual and sexy. Kinda hate myself for that, but there it is.

Secondly, it's not your typical "romance" situation. We found out in the very first Wedding Heat ebook (Wedding Heat: One in the Hand) that Vanessa's been in love with her cousin Maggie since forever. Of course, Maggie's gearing up to marry her fiance... tomorrow! In this 13th installment of the series (can you believe it? THIRTEENTH!), we're at Maggie's bachelorette party with all the bridesmaids.

Pippa has arranged for a pair of porn models to perform a live sex show!

Some bachelorette party, huh? Well things go awry, as they're wont to do in this series, and at one point Vanessa leaves the cabin and finds Maggie and her husband-to-be going at it. How much does it suck to be in love with someone who will never be yours? But maybe things will finally turn around for Vanessa when she meets a queer porn model named China:

When Vanessa returned to the front of Maggie’s cabin, China was just stepping out with a cigarette in her mouth and a lighter in her hand. Cupping her fingers around the cigarette, she lit it quickly and took a long drag, like the nicotine had just saved her life. Puffs of smoke wafted out her nose as she asked, “Find your cousin?”

“Don’t ask.”

China held out her cigarette and raised an eyebrow, but Vanessa shook her head. As China brought the blazing stick back to her lips, Vanessa changed her mind and cut in for a quick drag. Their cheeks met as she breathed in her salvation, regretting it only momentarily before finding Nirvana in the smoke.

Wedding Heat: Saturday Night Sex Show is published by eXcessica and available from:
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00MAVY8VO?ie=UTF8&camp=213733&creative=393177&creativeASIN=B00MAVY8VO&linkCode=shr&tag=dondes-20&linkId=G7XVVUPNU7ULSFYB&qid=1406908728&sr=8-2&keywords=saturday+night+sex+show
Excessica: http://www.excessica.com/books/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=17&products_id=737
All Romance: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-weddingheatsaturdaynightsexshow-1584208-356.html
Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/wedding-heat-giselle-renarde/1120035834?ean=2940149669233

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